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Smoking May Boost Irregular Heart Beat Risk

"We found that smokers are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, but the risk is reduced considerably in those who quit," said Aune, who is also an associate professor at Bjorknes University College in Oslo, Norway. Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, wi
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 16, 2018 14:40
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[New York] LETTER: Cigarette litter impacts us all (letter to the editor)

I commend Assemblyman Matteo for passing the series of anti-litter bills. One of the most littered items is cigarette butts.... NYC is very fortunate to have smoke-free parks and beaches, but we must continue to increase the number of voluntary tobacco-f
Staten Island (NY) Live
added Jul 16, 2018 14:34
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Church slams court ruling on total ban of cigarettes

Bishop Ruperto Santos said the July 5 decision by a regional trial court (RTC) ... The lawsuit was filed by Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI), an organization of cigarette manufacturers. “We only seek that these [tobacco control] measures be consistent
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 16, 2018 14:11
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[UK] Illegal tobacco seized in Croydon

The counterfeit packets, all of which were found at independent shops and are sold for around £10 each, featured fake packaging from well-known cigarette brands including Marlboro, Dunhill, Rothmans and Mayfair.
Talking Retail (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 13:45
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Pre‐ and early postnatal nicotine exposure exacerbates autoresuscitation failure in serotonin‐deficient rat neonates [FREE FULL TEXT]

Cigarette smoking and associated exogenous stressors, e.g. developmental nicotine exposure, may compound these serotonergic defects and any associated defects in cardiorespiratory function. Using neonatal rodent pups subjected to medullary 5‐HT deficienc
Journal of Physiology
added Jul 20, 2018 17:07
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[Georgia] GSU advancing research on impact of e-cigarettes as teen usage skyrockets

Researchers at Georgia State University are helping to explore the health effects and addictive nature of electronic cigarettes at a time the government is trying to curb the spiraling use of the devices among the nation’s high school students and adults
SaportaReport
added Jul 16, 2018 23:23
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[North Carolina] It is legal for kids to work on tobacco farms, but it can make them sick

“It’s kind of a legacy in eastern North Carolina,” Castillo tells Here & Now’s Robin Young. “Either your neighbor owns a farm, or a relative owns a farm. Tobacco obviously is part of that heritage, and kids have been working in it, farmers will tell you,
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added Jul 16, 2018 23:21
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FOX: How the Supreme Court Unleashed Business

Lewis Powell’s appointment in 1971 marked a sea change for corporate America. It’s his seat that Brett Kavanaugh now hopes to fill...Powell —...a member of multiple corporate boards of directors, including that of tobacco giant Philip Morris (now Altria
Bloomberg News
added Jul 16, 2018 15:24
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EXCLUSIVE: Forget coke, try smokes: How tobacco smugglers are flooding Australia with illegal cigarettes costing HALF the price of the legal product - and more arrive with every government-mandated price rise

Sophisticated Lebanese and Asian crime syndicates are flooding Australia with millions of illegal cigarettes and shiploads of tobacco. And there is 'no doubt' massive tax hikes - which will soon push up the price of packets of smokes close to $40 - are
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 15:23
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[UK] Decline in stop smoking aids being prescribed by GPs, says charity

Patients who smoke are being “discriminated against” with a 75% decline in stop smoking aids being prescribed by GPs and pharmacists in England, according to analysis by a charity. The British Lung Foundation claims Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
Press Association (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 14:58
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